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hopkins hospital in baltimore. his new book is called "unaccountable," what hospitals won't tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we try not to scare people first thing in the morning. after looking at "unaccountable," the numbers are very frightening what's going on in the hospitals. give us a snapshot. 1 in 4 -- >> 1 in 4 patients in the hospital are harmed by a medical mistake according to the new england journal of medicine, our top journal. is there a positive side. a lot is being done in the right direction, a lot is public. good resources for patients to navigate the system. we need to be honest about the problem and we need to be able to speak open and freely about the fact that 20-30% of all medications, test, procedures in health care may be unnecessary and another 10-15% of patients are not given all their options. >> how can this be happening in 2012 with all the sophistication and technology in place? >> we have had an explosion of technology but not very good coordination of services and corpization effect i
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